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Ladder climb in memory of Wragby fireman

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  • September 5, 2010
Fire fighters in part of Lincolnshire have held a 24-hour sponsored ladder climb in memory of a colleague. Retained firefighter Chris Swift recently lost his seven-month battle with cancer. Fire fighters from Wragby said they were hoping to climb fou...

Woman rescued from Fishermead house fire

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  • September 5, 2010
A woman has been rescued from a fire in a Buckinghamshire house. Emergency services were called to the three-storey mid terrace at Fishermead in Milton Keynes shortly before 0150 BST on Sunday. Firefighters rescued the woman, who was trapped in a fir...

Memorial held for fire death jockeys in North Yorkshire

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  • September 5, 2010
A memorial service has taken place to remember two apprentice jockeys killed in an arson attack in North Yorkshire. Jamie Kyne, 18, from County Galway, in the Irish Republic, and Jan Wilson, 19, from Forfar in Angus, died in the fire at flats near Ma...

Bendy bus fire at Victoria station 'could be arson'

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  • September 5, 2010
Initial inspections on a bendy bus which caught fire outside a railway station suggest arson may have been to blame rather than a mechanical fault, Transport for London (TfL) has said. Thick black smoke was seen billowing from the number 73 in Termin...

Two women escape from house set on fire in Bolton

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  • September 5, 2010
Two women managed to escape from a house after it was set on fire in Bolton early on Saturday morning. Police and the fire service were called to the house on Deepdale Road in Breightmet just after 0200 BST. A 21-year-old jumped from an upstairs wind...

Elderly woman rescued from Essex fire

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  • September 5, 2010
An elderly woman has been treated for smoke inhalation after being saved from her Essex home. The 90-year-old was rescued at Greenview Park, Clacton, shortly after 0600 BST on Sunday. Firefighters took the woman from the smoke-logged bungalow and gav...

New Zealand assesses quake damage

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  • September 5, 2010
Officials in New Zealand have been evaluating the damage caused in the city of Christchurch by an earthquake and its many aftershocks. Prime Minister John Key said at least 90 buildings suffered significant damage and many of them would probably hav...

Burnt body found on Sussex golf course was that of man

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  • September 5, 2010
A young man was murdered and dumped in undergrowth at an East Sussex golf course before his body was set alight, it is believed. Golfers found the badly-burnt body in undergrowth at the Dyke Golf Club on the outskirts of Brighton, East Sussex, just b...

Barbados armed robbers set shop ablaze, killing six

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  • September 5, 2010
Armed robbers in Barbados have set fire to a clothing shop in the capital, Bridgetown, killing six people who were inside. Police said two men with machetes burst into the shop and demanded money before starting a blaze. Three staff and three custome...

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